Professional development workshop series

The Graduate School, the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are pleased to offer a series of seminars and workshops to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop and enhance their professional skills in support of academic and career success.

Workshops are offered in either in-person or virtual formats, depending on the preference and location of the presenter. Please check the description for each workshop to verify the format before registering. Virtual workshops are usually recorded, captioned, and shared via Nevada Box within a few business days.

2022-2023 workshop recordings

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  • 3/29/2023: FAB 3: Intervention, Types of Aggression, and Bystander Strategies (In-Person)
    • Date and time: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    • Location: JCSU 356: Rita Laden Senate Chambers
    • Speakers: Angela Moore, Program Development Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion

    Register for the FAB 3: Intervention, Types of Aggression and Bystander Strategies workshop

    Have you ever witnessed or overheard something troublesome but weren’t sure how to respond, or if you should intervene? In this training, participants will explore different types of aggression: microaggressions, macroaggressions, and visual, verbal, and physical aggressions, along with strategies for responding to different types of aggression as a bystander. Participants will also be invited to practice specific bystander intervention approaches.

  • 4/4/23: Interview Like a Pro: Putting Your Best Foot Foward (In-Person)
    • Date and time: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    • Speakers: Aqueelah Thompson, Coordinator, Student Engagement and Experimental Learning, Nevada Career Studio
    • Location: JCSU 301 (Graduate Student Lounge)

    Register for the Interview Like a Pro Workshop

    Are you tired of applying for jobs only to not get it?  Join us for an engaging workshop where we will discuss strategies to put your best foot forward.  Learn insightful tips on how to prepare for an interview from start to finish.  Participants will leave this session with skills and strategies to land the job!

  • 4/5/2023: FAB 4: Persuasion, Public Speech and Political Dialogue (In-Person)
    • Date and time: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    • Location: JCSU 356, Rita Laden Senate Chambers
    • Speakers: Angela Moore, Program Development Specialist, Diversity & Inclusion

    Register for the FAB 4 Persuasion, Public Speech and Political Dialogue Workshop

    When it comes to public speech and political dialogue, what kinds of communication are the most effective? The most accessible and inclusive? In this training, participants will explore types of speech, compare political communication models and their impacts on dialogue, and practice strategies for advocacy and cultivating understanding across disagreement.

  • 4/14/2023: NSF GRFP Workshop (In-Person)
    • Date and time: Friday, April 14, 2023, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    • Location: MIKC 107
    • SpeakersIan Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Biochemistry's Graduate Program Director

    Register for the NSF GRFP Workshop

    The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in STEM and STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of graduate support ($37,000 stipend per year + $12,000 for institutional support) for individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements. This workshop will provide an overview of the GRFP application process, as well as a panel discussion by faculty who have served as GRFP panel reviewers and UNR students who have recently received NSF GRFP awards.